Best Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken

This has all the flavor and tenderness you would expect. If you want, sweet and salty, tender and savory with a little fried naughtiness, this recipe is for you. I can tell you, I wish I had made twice as much because it’s gone! This recipe for Best Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken is a keeper! Try our orange chicken next time!

INGREDIENTS for Best Homemade Sweet and Sour Chicken

(All organic, if possible.)

2 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 cup non-gmo cornstarch

3 eggs

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

1 cup cane sugar

1/2 cup ketchup

3 TB soy sauce

3/4 cup cider vinegar


Preheat oven to 325F

Cut chicken into bite sized chunks

Dredge in cornstarch

Dip in egg

Fry at 325 – 350F until golden (do a test piece if not sure)

Place in baking dish

Bake 30 minutes

Serve over rice with a little soy sauce on the side.

From wiki: Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisine originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Overseas Chinese who have settled in other parts of the world. Because of the Chinese diaspora and historical power of the country, Chinese cuisine has influenced many other cuisines in Asia, with modifications made to cater to local palates. Chinese food staples such as ricesoy saucenoodlestea, and tofu, and utensils such as chopsticks and the wok, can now be found worldwide.


About elizabethd

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food And Travel Nation has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.

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